Whose Side Is the CDC Really On: How The Agency Is Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Its Face On Soft Drinks

Whose Side Is the CDC Really On: How The Agency Is Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Its Face On Soft Drinks
The Sketchy CDC: How The Agency Is Playing Both Sides Of The Fence On Sugary Soft Drinks The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sure seems like it is in disarray these days. There’s the Zika panic, of course, which has launched a series of herky-jerky mandates from the agency, including a door-to-door urine sampling unit that cruised the neighborhood where the Zika-infected mosquitoes were thought to be found, to the travel ban issued for pregnant women going to Miami, to the heavy spraying of naled and other dangerous chemicals in neighborhoods where Zika-carrying mosquitoes are suspected to reside.… Read the rest

If You’re Unhappy And You Know It: European CDC Reports Gonorrhea Cases Have Doubled

If You’re Unhappy And You Know It: European CDC Reports Gonorrhea Cases Have Doubled
Like a Clap Of Thunder Echoing Across The Continent: European CDC Reports Gonorrhea Cases Have Doubled If you have college-age children who have a European walkabout planned this summer, you might want to make sure you have a good long talk with them first regarding the dangers of unprotected sex. For supplemental reading, you might give them some literature on how antibiotics work–or, as has become more and more frequent, how they don’t work anymore, at least not as well as they once did.… Read the rest